I've been dreaming of coming back on a dig for so long. Having studied archaeology ten years ago, I then took the indoor route of museums, dealing with the objects after they had been cleaned and catalogued. But to be back in a trench digging again is amazing. The opportunity to learn so much from my trench supervisor Kerrie and other team mates has been priceless.
And of course, it's the last week of digging and what appears? A large bone stuck vertically in the ground, within a circle of stones. Human remains? Ancient burial?! What an exciting find. A little deeper and the bone keeps going. Humerus? Femur? Nearly uncovered. It's.... a... goat bone. Or possibly sheep. Ah well, at least someone had a good dinner here.
Thank you Paphos for being a remarkable host, and thank you Craig and the University of Sydney for this adventure. I hope to return!